by Al Benson Jr.
Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America
The first place I ever read anything about Benjamin Bonneville was in a historical fiction novel by Janice Hold Giles, published back in 1968, called The Great Adventure.
Mrs. Giles did not have lots of information on Bonneville except to note that he was an army officer, traveling in the Far West during the fur trading days and she seemed to have some questions about an army officer traveling around out there on his own with no apparent military responsibilities.
Recently, I watched a video on the internet of a speech given by Arthur Thomson, CEO of the John “Birch Society. It was an excellent video, one I would reccomend. The title of it is What you are not supposed to know about America’s founding. I found it on https://duckduckgo.com search engine, something else I would recommend. Mr. Thompson has done a lot of historical homework about the country’s early days and not all of what he has found makes for fun reading. And though it’s not fun, it’s probably necessary. If we don’t understand our history we will never know what to do about our future. Whoever …
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